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James DeGale vs Chris Eubank Jr

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James DeGale vs Chris Eubank Jr : The bout between the two British fighters has plenty riding on it. DeGale and Eubank takes place at the O2 Arena on Saturday.

James DeGale has already told The Daily Telegraph in an exclusive interview that he will retire if he loses to Chris Eubank Jr in their super-middleweight contest, while it is difficult to see how Eubank Jr will resurrect his career if he suffers another punishing loss.

With both fighters having defeats against the recently retired George Groves on their record, the bout looks evenly matched and this is how bookmakers view the fight.

Eubank Jr moved to the United States as a teenager and became the amateur champion of Nevada before participating in the National Golden Gloves competition, in which he finished 1-1.

However, as professionals they have similar records, with both fighters recording two losses, most notably in the last couple of years.

DeGale has won just two of his last four fights, regaining his IBF super-middleweight title after winning his rematch against Caleb Truax in April last year before stopping Colombian  journeyman Fidel Munoz in the third round in September.

James DeGale v Chris Eubank Jr takes place at the O2 Arena on Saturday February 23. This one will be live stream on ITV Box Office. It’s coverage on Sky channel 493. We expect the fight to begin after 10pm GMT.

The fight James DeGale v Chris Eubank Jr is also available to watch through TVPlayer. The following devices are supported on TVPlayer.

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Eubank Jr moved to the United States as a teenager and became the amateur champion of Nevada before participating in the National Golden Gloves competition, in which he finished 1-1.

However, as professionals they have similar records, with both fighters recording two losses, most notably in the last couple of years.

“I’m still hungry. Obviously I’m getting older. I can’t do what I was doing at 22. No 10-mile runs or 40 rounds of sparring a week. I’m training smarter now and honestly I feel great. I can honestly say that.

“Boxers say that when they’re preparing for a fight, but I can honestly say I’m feeling fantastic. And I intend to put on a boxing masterclass.”

“I have an amazing fan base. I also have an amazing amount of haters: believe who don’t believe, people who don’t want me to succeed. I don’t really mind having those people around.

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